When is "Fiber to Home" Not "Fiber to Home?"

When is “fiber to the home” not “fiber to the home?”

When the Internet service provider selling the service is Google Fiber or AT&T Fiber. Google Fiber already is exploring ways to extend Google Fiber to more areas and locations using fixed wireless.

Now AT&T says it will do the same.

“Under the AT&T Fiber umbrella brand we will use a variety of network technologies to connect more homes, apartments and business customer locations to ultra-fast and low-latency internet speeds,” said David Christopher, AT&T Entertainment Group CMO.

“This new brand includes, but is not limited to, the former AT&T GigaPower network,” he said. “We will announce additional network technologies and products in our AT&T Fiber umbrella brand in the near future.”

AT&T apparently is testing a number of fixed wireless alternatives, including some new methods, plus millimeter wave spectrum. That is beyond AT&T’s believe that its default platform will be wireless.

Gigabit Internet access now is the issue, not the access media.  
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